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Roligan is a nickname for a supporter of the Danish national football team. "Roligans" are noted for being the opposite of ultras, i.e. calm, quiet, well-mannered supporters of their team which shuns unsportsmanlike behavior or violence. This behavior is the exact opposite of that exhibited by hooligans. The term roligan is a pun based on the word rolig which means "calm" in Danish.
Ultras are a type of football fans renowned for fanatical support. The term originated in Italy but is used worldwide to describe predominantly organized fans of association football teams.
Violence is "the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy." Less conventional definitions are also used, such as the World Health Organization's definition of violence as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation."
Football hooliganism or soccer hooliganism is the term used to describe disorderly, violent or destructive behaviour perpetrated by spectators at association football events.
The term "Roligan" was invented by the editors of the Danish newspaper B.T. in 1985, and later included in the Danish dictionary.
The movement was founded during the successful years of Danish football in the 1980s. The Danish roligans’ colourful and convivial behaviour in connection with international matches through the 1980s resulted in the UNESCO 'Fair Play Trophy' in 1984 being awarded to the 'Danish Supporters at the European Championship in France'.
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Erik Sandvad Rasmussen, nicknamed "The Wizard" and "TryllErik", is a former Danish football player and manager. He played two games for the Denmark national football team. In March 2014 it was announced that he would be a 2014 inductee into the Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame.
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